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South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD, USA
3.68 Average Rating

Founded in 1881, South Dakota State University is a 4-year public school in eastern South Dakota and the state’s largest university. The oldest institution of higher education in South Dakota, SDSU awards bachelor’s degrees in over 200 academic programs. For students who wish to learn in a different culture, SDSU oversees a number of study abroad programs ranging in length from one week to a full school year as well as an Incoming Freshman Abroad initiative. To accommodate its Native student population, SDSU’s American Indian Student Center provides advising and cultural programming throughout the school year.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb or town
In-State Students
50%
Out-Of-State Students
47%
0
100
91%
Acceptance Rate

Key Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
12,516
Total Number of Undergrads
10,885
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
27%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
56%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$18,204
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$8,100
Out-of-State Tuition
$11,490
Students Receiving Financial Aid
64%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,201
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
248
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Sioux Falls
Minneapolis
Rapid City
Denver
Fargo
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$44,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.68 Average Rating
South Dakota State University has a great campus.
The buildings are beautiful.
The classrooms are easy to find and the professors are willing to help with any questions.
Sheela from Lamberton, MN
SDSU has a wide variety of programs and opportunities for it's students. They constantly have construction going on, which I did not like as a student because I never really felt like I was getting the typical college experience because of it. The classes I have taken range from have 400 students in one classroom to being one of fifteen students.
Stephanie from Brookings, SD

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